Prominent Northern Elder, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai has asked Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State to reveal those behind banditry in the state to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News had reported that the governor had said that Nigerians would be shocked if he disclosed the names of those behind the kidnappings in the state.
But in an interview with THISDAY at the weekend, Yakassai said he hopes the governor is not trying to blackmail some people in the state.
Yakassai urged the governor to give the details about the alleged sponsors to Buhari so that the president should know how to handle the matter.
According to him, nobody is happy over the killing, and it will be an indictment on the president if the violence continues.
The former presidential adviser to the late President Shehu Shagari asked the governor not to keep silent concerning the level of insecurity in the state.
He said: “He should confide in the president or whoever that can help solve this problem. The president is eager to solve this problem than anybody else. It is more of a serious indictment on the president than the governor because the governor has no security control under him. The president is the Commander-in-Chief.
“I hope he is not trying to blackmail some people. This is because as a governor if he knows people behind the insecurity in the state, why is he keeping quiet?
“As the chief security officer of the state, he should be worried about the level of insecurity in the state. Why is he keeping quiet? He should come up or talk to the president who is the Commander-in-Chief. He should confide in the president; even the president is not happy with what is happening.”